The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Tuesday it has installed six recently elected directors to three-year terms.
“Our chamber is blessed to have well-qualified individuals willing to serve on the board of directors,” John Quigley, who has served as the chamber's president and CEO since 1999, said. “Five of the newly elected directors were already serving on the board, including a member of the executive committee.”
Dan Welz, senior vice president and director of retail banking at Suburban Bank in Elmhurst, was sworn to his first term. He succeeds Dee Longfellow, editorial coordinator for Rock Valley Publishing.
Directors sworn to to serve second terms are Mark Daniel, who owns Daniel Law office; Timothy Gurie, former banker and Pampered Chef consultant; Chuck Thomas, senior vice president of commercial lending at Inland Bank; Desiree Chen, managing director of public affairs at Elmhurst College; and Diane McGinnis, community and government relations at Edward-Elmhurst Health's Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
The directors had been slated by a nominating committee.
“Slating directors is a more-business-like method for recruiting candidates with board-specific skills, as compared to the popularity contest typical with most elections,” Quigley said.